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Derby County player looking set for Pride Park exit as club considers move

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Derby County have received interest for forward Nick Blackman from Spanish second division side Sporting Gijon.

According to Derbyshire Live, the 28-year-old has been subject to interest from Sporting Gijon, as they look to bolster their squad ahead of the new season.

Blackman spent last season on loan at Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv, where he scored ten goals in 31 appearances.

Despite featuring in two of Derby County’s pre-season friendlies this summer, the Englishman doesn’t seem to be in new Rams head coach Frank Lampard’s plans for this season, and was left out of the squad for their opening day fixture against Reading.

Despite the English transfer window already being closed, outbound transfers are still viable if the other league’s window is still open.

Sporting Gijon finished fourth in the second tier of Spanish football last season, missing out on promotion via the play-offs, but will be hoping that Blackman can help them reach the La Liga this coming season.

The Verdict

Frank Lampard looks set to let Nick Blackman leave Pride Park this summer, despite the forwards good goal scoring record last season.

Blackman, who joined the Rams in 2016 from Reading, has scored one goal in 26 first-team appearances for the club.

With the likes of David Nugent looking set to start up top for Lampard’s side this season, the move away could be beneficial for Blackmans career.


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